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Healthy BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

If you are looking for a weeknight recipe to shake things up, this recipe is honestly just FUN. The homemade BBQ sauce on this flatbread is seriously mouth-watering— a little tangy, with just the right amount of sweetness, and a lil bit of heat. The perfect balance of all the flavors you want in BBQ sauce (and zero preservatives, unlike store-bought BBQ sauce!) This Healthy BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza has quickly become a favorite in our household, and I’m hoping yours too!

bbq chicken flatbread pizza

All about that sauce—

While you could totally use store-bought BBQ sauce if you’re in a pinch, this recipe only take 15 minutes to whip up and it’s so much better, I PROMISE. Here’s what you need + what each ingredient adds to the overall flavor:

  • Tomato sauce — the perfect base
  • Tomato paste — adds a deep tomato flavor
  • Apple cider vinegar — to give a little tang
  • Brown sugar — for a touch of sweetness
  • Molasses — warm, sweet, and a little smoky
  • Worcestershire sauce — gives looots of depth + flavor
  • Spices — garlic-y, onion-y, peppery, and a bit of heat


BBQ chicken flatbread crust

Our go-to crust lately is Aldi’s Stone Oven Baked Artisan Flatbread. The edges get perfectly crisp + the center never gets soggy.

But you could use any pre-made pizza crust or even naan!

bbq chicken flatbread pizza

The toppings

I kept this recipe pretty simple. Here’s what you need:

  • Red onion — the perfect little crunch + bursting with flavor
  • Cilantro — a tasty + refreshing herb that balances all the rich flavors going on
  • Mozzarella + Cheddar Cheese — something about this combo with BBQ sauce is IDEAL
  • Chicken — Packs this meal with protein, leaving you satisfied + nourished


A step that can’t be skipped! After your chicken is finished cooking on the stove, you seriously need to toss it in a couple tablespoons of your homemade BBQ sauce. When your flatbread comes out of the oven, the chicken will have the yummiest glaze on top that is *to die for*. Trust me.

Healthy BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

Serving Size: 4-6
Prep Time: 20-30 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into small bite-size pieces
  • 2 flatbreads — the flatbread I use is about 6″x12″ (you could also use naan, pita, pizza crust, or cauliflower crust)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro


BBQ Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F and line two pans with foil.
  2. Whisk together sauce ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Once sauce begins to bubble, turn down to low heat. Cook for 10-15 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally until sauce is slightly thickened. If you prefer a thicker sauce, feel free to whisk in cornstarch one teaspoon at a time until sauce is desired consistency. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Cook until chicken is browned and just about cooked through (no more pink).
  4. Spread about half of the BBQ sauce mixture onto each flatbread, reserving 1-2 tablespoons.
  5. Remove chicken from pan and add to saucepan with remaining 1-2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce. Add a tablespoon of cilantro. Toss chicken to coat.
  6. Top each flatbread with cheese, red onion, cilantro and chicken. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned and crispy. Enjoy!


bbq chicken flatbread pizza

If you enjoyed this recipe you would also love my Healthy Thai Chicken Flatbread Pizza!

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